Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, fun. Named Grammy Performers

Rihanna and Taylor Swift also set to take the stage

The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, fun.
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January 9, 2013 9:55 AM ET

Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, fun., Rihanna and the Black Keys are all slated to perform at the 55th Grammy Awards on February 10th. While Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Swift are all veterans of the Grammy stage, this will mark the first performances for previous nominees Black Keys and newcomers fun.

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All of the performers are up for numerous awards, with fun. and Mumford & Sons both nabbing six nominations, including Best New Artist for the former, while both acts are up for Album of the Year for Some Nights and Babel, respectively. The Black Keys, who scored five nominations, will also compete for Album of the Year for El Camino, while their song "Lonely Boy" is be up against fun.'s "We Are Young" and Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" for Record of the Year. Swift and Rihanna both picked up three nominations this year. 

Hosted by LL Cool J, the Grammys are set to announce more performers, presenters and other special segments soon. Be sure to check out this year's other nominees as well.

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